Ferrari F2012

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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by Crucial_Xtreme » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:47 pm

Myself & others have noticed the flow going up the sidepods towards the exhaust exit. This does not look good. There doesn't seem to be a build up/stagnation behind the exhaust either.

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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by Owen.C93 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:49 pm

I do like that the front wing and splitter are now identical to RB7/8.
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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by Crucial_Xtreme » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:58 pm

Owen.C93 wrote:I do like that the front wing and splitter are now identical to RB7/8.
The FW is close to the RB, sans the R shape element.

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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by bhall » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:09 pm

Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Myself & others have noticed the flow going up the sidepods towards the exhaust exit. This does not look good. There doesn't seem to be a build up/stagnation behind the exhaust either.
It all depends on where the Flo-Vis originated. Without knowing that, it's hard to draw any conclusions.

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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by F1.Ru » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:56 pm

Crucial_Xtreme wrote:High Res shot of F2012 diffuser & gurney slot. Right click>view image

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Hey thanks for that pic............BTW i notice something interesting in the pic.... its related to the left side of the diffuser. By enhancing your given pic / adjusting the exposure of the pic i find that left side of the diffuser or the trailing edge of the diffuser is glowing red , just like it has been heated by the exhaust......could this be the famous innovative floor by Ferrari..........

i just got it uploaded into twitpic hope it will be clear now........ nd another thing is that middle circle is nothing but reflection but what about other two can any body pls help in this matter

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http://twitpic.com/8kbope
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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by Crucial_Xtreme » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:45 pm

According to Piola and Gazzetta Ferrari will have a new exhaust solution in BCN, more in line with the RB style exhaust it seems.

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Translation:

"Every team looks for the best solution to recover lost downforce but Ferrari engineers wouldn't have found (on the track) expected (in wind tunnel ) data with the most extreme configuration of the exhausts. So in Barcellona quite certainly we will see much different exhausts system on F2012, without the current design on the sides."

However I think we will only change the direction the gasses are blown.

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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by shelly » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:54 pm

The new "byrne" floor is also expected for barcelona
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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by dren » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:59 pm

shelly wrote:The new "byrne" floor is also expected for barcelona
What is to be expected with that?
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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by Crucial_Xtreme » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:07 pm

dren wrote:
shelly wrote:The new "byrne" floor is also expected for barcelona
What is to be expected with that?
The first Byrne floor was ran in Jerez. However there is a new one coming to BCN, diffuser also. Nobody is sure what is special about the floor, although it's rumored to be made of advanced materials with a possibility of heating the diffuser area. Remember Byrne is first a chemical engineer.
Scarbs pointed out this week how different the Ferrari floors looked in comparison to the others.

We will have have modified suspensions, due in part to help from Hamashima.

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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by Owen.C93 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:24 pm

F1.Ru wrote:
Crucial_Xtreme wrote:High Res shot of F2012 diffuser & gurney slot. Right click>view image

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Hey thanks for that pic............BTW i notice something interesting in the pic.... its related to the left side of the diffuser. By enhancing your given pic / adjusting the exposure of the pic i find that left side of the diffuser or the trailing edge of the diffuser is glowing red , just like it has been heated by the exhaust......could this be the famous innovative floor by Ferrari..........

i just got it uploaded into twitpic hope it will be clear now........ nd another thing is that middle circle is nothing but reflection but what about other two can any body pls help in this matter

[img]http://twitpic.com/8kbope[img]

http://twitpic.com/8kbope
That's just the shiny floor reflecting the red body work.
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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by Crucial_Xtreme » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:57 pm

Rear wing detail difference. You can see in the 2nd picture that the rear wing now has a few different slots against the endplates, for added downforce in comparison to the 2011 spec wing.

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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by PlatinumZealot » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:00 pm

Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Myself & others have noticed the flow going up the sidepods towards the exhaust exit. This does not look good. There doesn't seem to be a build up/stagnation behind the exhaust either.

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Well if flow is going up, the reaction of the car is going down. That means more downforce!
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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by amouzouris » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:15 pm

n smikle wrote:
Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Myself & others have noticed the flow going up the sidepods towards the exhaust exit. This does not look good. There doesn't seem to be a build up/stagnation behind the exhaust either.

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Well if flow is going up, the reaction of the car is going down. That means more downforce!
i agree with u n smilke

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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by ajdavison2 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:26 pm

Has anyone commented on the slotted strakes on the diffuser? Any ideas?

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Re: Ferrari F2012

Post by madly » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:37 pm

Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Myself & others have noticed the flow going up the sidepods towards the exhaust exit. This does not look good. There doesn't seem to be a build up/stagnation behind the exhaust either.

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There is shadow below and after exhaust 'arm'. If you lighten that area you will see that flow-vis is evenly spread as in other floor area.